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Oil and Gas Roundup — Sept. 9

September 09, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Fallin co-hosts shale conference in Colorado
• U.S. oil production reaches highest level in 24 years
• Gastar increasing holdings in Oklahoma’s Hunton play
• Demand for truckers not abating as shales continue to boom
• Column: HF would add Michigan jobs, can co-exist with environmental protection
• Editorial: Ease the export of U.S. natural gas
• The Oil & Gas Weekly Follies Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Sept. 4

September 04, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• U.S. energy lifting economy more than expected
• SEC will rewrite contested disclosure rule
• Research examines changing role of patents in natural gas industry
• Keystone decision not likely until 2014; senators urge end to delays
• New Zealand oil, gas blocks attract interest despite exploration failures
• BNSF Railway is spending $240 million in Texas this year Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Sept. 30

September 30, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Unit Corp.’s high-tech rig offers design, technology for the future
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Cleveland County becomes first county in Oklahoma to buy CNG pickups
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Shell to sell stake in Eagle Ford Shale
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Marcellus Shale pipeline to Philadelphia pondered
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Eagle Ford producers shift gears on well spacing
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U.S. rig count falls to 1,744
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As U.S. gas production soars, sellers look south to Mexico Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Sept. 3

September 03, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• MIT professor: global warming is a ‘religion’
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Might Mexico's new approach to oil and gas shake things up in U.S.?
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Eagle Ford-related lawsuits on the rise
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National Park Service urges BLM to ignore science on hydraulic fracturing
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Lawmakers press Interior on HF rule trade secrets provision Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Sept. 27

September 27, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Expanded natural gas compression training center opens in Okmulgee
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Day three of shale conference closes with remarks from Newt Gingrich
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Pew: Americans support Keystone
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Valero to raise light crude capacity at U.S. Gulf refineries
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Hydraulic fracturing’s publishing boom
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Mexico energy reform will bring shale boom Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Sept. 25

September 25, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Bakken shale production will surprise Wall Street, Goldman Sachs says
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Differing business models in CNG refueling could be complementary
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Slowly, Democrats embrace hydraulic fracturing
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Natural gas engines make for more efficient HF
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Declining Barnett Shale could remain strong natural gas producer Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Sept. 20

September 20, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Republicans to push for action on Keystone pipeline in debt-ceiling bill
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LNG fuels consortium to build plants in Texas, other states
• Eagle Ford, Permian Basin on Track to Surpass 2 million barrels a day in 2013
• Halliburton unveils new 150-acre San Antonio center
• Ten oil spills detected in flood-hit Colorado

• The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies
Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Sept. 18

September 18, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• GE taking ‘CNG in a Box’ to China
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Australia, not China, the next great shale gas hope, columnist says
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Obama’s former energy secretary says HF can be done safely
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Hydraulic fracturing proponents say New York missing out
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Report: Federal oil, gas policies cost West billions of dollars, thousands of jobs
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IHS: Shale oil boom could go global Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Sept. 17

September 16, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Permian Basin on track to be top shale oil producer
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America's energy boom saved you $1,200
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Energy rigs in U.S. little changed at 1,768, Baker Hughes says
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Keystone XL proponents use pencils to make their point
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API's Greco discusses Congress' latest moves to reform renewable fuels policy
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China to invest 80B yuan in exploring oil, gas this year Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Sept. 13

September 13, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• California HF bill passes state Assembly
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The Eagle Ford Shale turns five
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Feds OK gas-export hub in Maryland
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Oil industry challenges government’s carbon price tag
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Linn Energy to buy Permian Basin assets for $525 million
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The Oil & Gas Weekly Follies Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Sept. 11

September 11, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Meetings set for Okla. residents along Enbridge oil pipeline route
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Continental Resources expects production to increase
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Valero asks Obama administration to waive ethanol mandate
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Oil industry touts $81B in carbon-cutting efforts
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Natural gas boom may be America's best antipoverty program Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Oct. 9

October 09, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Oklahoman sits down with Chesapeake CEO Doug Lawler for Q&A
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Business groups tell EPA to leave HF regulation to the states
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Analyst predicts growing North American production unless oil falls to $60
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Industry sues EPA over Renewable Fuel Standard
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U.S.-Canada collaboration needed to expand gas use, association exec says Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Oct. 7

October 07, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Oklahoma gross tax receipts reach new high, buoyed by oil, gas
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U.S. rig count down 17 this week, settles at 1,744
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This just in: The U.S. is an energy superpower
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Canada eyes Bakken as an example
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Poll gives results on HF, domestic oil production Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Oct. 4

October 04, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A weekly roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Oklahoma Treasurer: Revenue collections hit new high
• U.S.-Canada collaboration needed to expand gas use, association exec says
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Barclays: U.S. gas exports to Mexico will more than double by 2016
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Economist: U.S. jobs climb along with oil boom
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Halliburton moving jobs to Ohio from W.Va.
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The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies Full Story >>

Five facts about Duke’s latest anti-shale study

October 03, 2013

The Duke team is at it again, this time with a new study that claims to have found “elevated levels of radioactivity” in a western Pennsylvania creek, which they blame on wastewater generated by Marcellus Shale development. But a closer look at the study, and the facts, tells another story — a story far different from what you’ve probably already seen in the media. Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Oct. 28

October 28, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Halliburton’s tech chief pushes oil field innovation
• Analysis: From Big Foot to Bluto, Gulf of Mexico set for record oil supply surge
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Moniz: U.S. still vulnerable despite improved domestic outlook
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Louisiana oil, gas companies eye growth south of border Full Story >>

Five-state plan to protect lesser prairie chicken endorsed by federal agency

October 24, 2013

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that it has endorsed a plan by Oklahoma and four other states to protect the lesser prairie chicken, a victory for those trying to keep the bird off the federal list of protected species. Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Oct. 24

October 23, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Devon, Crosstex form giant U.S. midstreamer
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New data shows carbon emissions falling as shale gas debate is rising
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Midstates Petroleum CEO John Crum focused on Oklahoma projection
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Number of new Eagle Ford wells has jumped in 2013
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Higher oil, gas output caused by more efficient wells, Energy report says Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Oct. 16

October 16, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• TransCanada to build Cushing storage by year-end
• Noble says gas could meet Cyprus needs by 2016
• So far this year: 3,266 new wells in the Eagle Ford
• Mexico's Pemex voids $1.8B tender to import U.S. shale gas

• Supreme Court to hear greenhouse gas case
• Column: Why oil & gas should be regulated by the states Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Oct. 14

October 14, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• U.S. rig count down 13 this week, settles at 1,743
• Oil and gas jobs soar to new milestone
• Ohio Supreme Court to rule on drilling laws
• Expert: China can learn from U.S. in shale gas exploration
• API launches Web-based map for tracking LNG export projects
• France upholds ban on hydraulic fracturing
• Oklahoman marks OERB’s 13,000th cleanup Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Oct. 11

October 11, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Governor’s energy conference draws record crowd in Tulsa
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Utica shale focus expanding to new counties with McClendon’s interest
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Salazar: Shutdown will hurt Gulf production
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Kinder Morgan exec: Pipeline grid needs realignment
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South Africa proposes HF rules
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The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Nov. 8

November 08, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Communities’ HF votes seen as first round in Colorado fight
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1973 energy crisis: An anniversary worth recalling
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EPA's abandoned Wyoming fracking study one retreat of many
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States file brief against EPA rules
Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Nov. 6

November 06, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Enviro compares HF supporters to Assad’s chemical weapons scientists
• Oklahoma's
economy sees 6-month growth trend
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U.S. shale boom to boost LPG exports, bring down prices
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U.K. review: Hydraulic fracturing a low risk to public health
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White House revisits ‘social cost of carbon’ Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Nov. 4

November 04, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Mexico unlikely to tap its Eagle Ford Shale, expert says
• New Bakken gas pipe welcome, but officials want more
• Ethane outlets coming soon to Marcellus
• Coast Guard considering allowing barges to haul shale wastewater
• Oklahoman reviews 'The Frackers' Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Nov. 26

November 26, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Obama, GOP battle over credit for surging oil and gas production
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Three key facts about new methane paper
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Feds reveal data behind ‘social cost of carbon’
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Despite pressure to ban hydraulic fracturing, majority of Coloradans support it
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Federal leaders urged to embrace opportunities for shale, manufacturing Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Nov. 22

November 22, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Devon building pipeline system to serve emerging oil field
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Senate plan takes aim at oil industry tax provisions
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House votes to restrict federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing
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Pipelines scramble to keep up with shale production, study finds
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Water recycling minimal but growing on Texas oilfields
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Oil sands, shale vie for dollars Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Nov. 20

November 20, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• ONEOK Partners betting big in the Bakken Shale
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WPX Energy funds documentary about fracking
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Hydraulic fracturing sees widespread support in new poll
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ConocoPhillips CEO calls for removing crude oil export ban
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TransCanada pushes Keystone Pipeline project start to 2016
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U.S. shale production boosts midstream growth Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Nov. 18

November 18, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• State oil production growing fast
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U.S. rig count up 8 to 1,762
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U.S. approves additional LNG exports from Freeport LNG
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Renewable fuels quota to be cut in U.S. EPA change
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Eagle Ford Shale turning Corpus Christi port into vital oil gateway
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Twenty ‘climate scientists’ deny science on hydraulic fracturing
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Shale revolution spreads with record wells outside U.S. Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Nov. 11

November 11, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• U.S. rig count up 12 this week to 1,754
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American Energy Partners hires former Chesapeake executive
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Natural-gas fueling stations expanding
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More oil and gas drillers turn to water recycling Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — May 9

May 09, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:

• U.S. rig count increases by 10 this week to 1,764
• Obama comments seen bolstering LNG shipping outlook on U.S. gas
• OERB honors Sand Springs man for commitment to restoring Oklahoma’s land
Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — May 5

May 05, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Continental's Rick Muncrief to be new WPX Energy CEO
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Drilling rig count in state up by three this week to 195
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Democrats push Obama on LNG exports
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Just 20 counties accounted for half of U.S. oil production
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Putin’s anti-HF campaign
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The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — May 28

May 28, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Environmentalist leader admits, celebrates lack of qualifications
• Analysts say big oilfield service companies have the edge in frack water recycling
• Difference Engine: Fuel for the future?
• Natural gas group donates $50,000 to train veterans for natural gas jobs
Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — May 20

May 20, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Chesapeake taps Anadarko executive Lawler as CEO
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Department of Energy backs Texas natural gas export plan
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Fracking study in Arkansas finds no pollution
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Could fracking in China be a climate game changer? Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — May 17

May 17, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:

• Feds to require disclosure of fracking chemicals used on public land
• Shale gas training needed to meet demand, IHS says
• Official: British government ready for fracking
• Pipeline set to deliver fracked gas to Manhattan despite protests
• Drilling rigs boom in Texas — and across the U.S.
Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — May 14

May 14, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• U.S. oil boom leaves OPEC sidelined from demand growth

• GE puts billions toward bringing 'good things' to oil and gas
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Texas governor honors fracking pioneer Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — May 1

May 01, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state and nation:

• Methane study, EPA debunk claims of water pollution, climate change from fracking
• North Dakota, Montana's oil potential revised even higher
• Drillers: Ohio easy place to do business in
• Chesapeake sells Marcellus Shale properties for $93 million to Southwestern Energy
Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup

March 08, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state and nation:

• Illinois deal on fracking could be national model
• State gets first CNG truck delivery
• Uptick on horizon for energy hiring?
• Tulsa company to build natural gas liquid pipeline
• Devon Energy says Mississippi Lime has potential, but still an exploration play
• Ford’s CNG vehicle sales hit record
Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — March 6

March 06, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• The war on energy is underway
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New study of gas drilling and ground water shows gas is often in water before drilling begins
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Female-led Athena Oilfield Services set to shake up the shale
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U.S. urged to export more LNG in response to Russia-Ukraine crisis
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Mexico oil and gas shales need American money and know-how now
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No surge seen for U.S. gas prices when exports start Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup

March 05, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state and nation:
• Obama’s Energy nominee: Natural gas a big part of nation’s energy future
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Inhofe weighs in on EPA nominee, applauds extension on lesser prairie chicken
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NY governor to wait for study to decide on hydraulic fracturing
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Natural gas production hits all-time high, could make U.S. self-sufficient
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Natural gas exports could boost jobs, trade, national security, climate Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — March 4

March 04, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Private equity attracted to Oklahoma energy plays
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Anti-HF activists (in suits) make more misleading water claims
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Federal law blocking cheap American propane from reaching frozen East Coast
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Rail cars used to ship oil are 'unacceptable public risk,' NTSB official says
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The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies
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Why Putin hates fracking Full Story >>

Lesser prairie chicken now threatened

March 27, 2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed the lesser prairie chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, the agency announced Thursday. The listing will have a serious effect on oil and natural gas operations in western Oklahoma and the other four states that are home to the bird. Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — March 24

March 24, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• March Oklahoma rig count level with 2013
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Oklahoma City opens first public CNG fueling station
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OKC Economic Development Trust to consider incentives for GE
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Moniz on gas exports, Russia, and the Keystone Pipeline
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Hybrid engine uses less fuel while drilling for it
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Report: Cheap gas will fuel US manufacturing job surge through 2020
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The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — March 22

March 22, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Writer: U.S. won't gain by keeping natural gas boom to itself
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Progress in U.S. on emissions may be tied to increased natural gas production
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Shell's CEO says gas will lead way
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Cyprus is sitting on a natural gas gold mine Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — March 21

March 21, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
•
Texas guar gum plant will produce gel for fracking process
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Ohio has approved 575 Utica permits, 272 wells drilled
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California bills could delay fracking
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N.Y. dairy farm with gas leases urges end to drill ban Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — March 19

March 19, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Oil and gas industry celebrates 65 years of hydraulic fracturing
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Report: Efficiency driving shale production growth
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Marcellus to drive $70 billion in infrastructure development
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Cyberspying targets energy secrets
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Former Energy Sec.: Best response to Russia is energy security Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — March 18

March 18, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• National group starts ad campaign defending energy tax breaks
• Pickens outlines free-market approach that works for energy
• FedEx plans n
atural gas conversion for trucks
• Chinese firm to spend millions on natural gas fueling stations
• U.S. shale export to India could be game changer

Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — March 14

March 14, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Corporation Commission eyes new injection well rules
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Obama administration is last man standing on LNG exports
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Security official: Rejecting Keystone pipeline would embolden Putin
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New Shell CEO: reducing U.S. investment, exiting Texas’ Eagle Ford Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup

March 01, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state and nation.
Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — June 25

June 25, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Keystone XL pipeline protesters stage largest action yet in Oklahoma
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USGS finds methane in Pa. water unrelated to drilling
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The EPA plants a story
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Vessels in the waiting waters for Eagle Ford crude oil
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Bakken and Eagle Ford reach record oil output
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Columnist: In Colorado, anti-fracking activists still don't rule
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Columnist: Shale gas can slow global climate change Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — June 20

June 20, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from the state, nation and world:
• Oklahoma City group trying to turn U.S. Postal Service on to natural gas
• Tulsa eyed for new gas-to-liquids facility from California-based firm
• Illinois community colleges to offer oil and natural gas training
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Global natural gas prices moving away from link to oil
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Natural gas to rival oil as road fuel, agency says
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Will Obama’s coming ‘climate change policy’ address Keystone XL pipeline? Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — July 9

July 09, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Chesapeake moving from risk-taker to profit-maker, NGI reports
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U.S. rig count up 9 last week to 1,757
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Texas rises on fracking tide
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N.C. senate passes rule on fracking fluid
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Shale-gas revolution unnerves Russian state capitalism Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — July 29

July 29, 2014
TOPICS: In the news, OIPA

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Oklahoma Supreme Court referee to hear presentations on oil and gas drilling tax cut lawsuit
• State
rig count increases by four to 204
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Ethanol mandate: Going up?
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ONEOK Partners to invest up to $470M in SCOOP
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IPAA survey: Regulation becoming more burdensome for oil, gas independents Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — July 25

July 25, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:

• ONEOK announces plan to spin off natural gas distribution business
• New report puts numbers on natural gas job growth
• Mineral rich Australia may contain world’s next major oil find
• Columnist: Shale oil and gas development is heavily regulated
• Column: How the energy industry should respond to HBO’s thoroughly refuted ‘Gasland II’
• Chevron draws Europe toward natural gas independence

Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — July 22

July 22, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A rundown of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Oklahoma Geological Survey working to reduce risk of alleged oil field-related earthquakes
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Natural gas industry fixing Pennsylvania roads
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Fracking films reflect twists in drilling debate
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Oil above $108 on supplies drop, hot money influx Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — July 19

July 19, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Chesapeake, SandRidge, Devon help bring down Peak Oil theory
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Apache Corp. pays for CNG conversion of nonprofits’ vehicles
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Fracking research: What's behind EPA's abandoned studies?
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Planning labyrinth threatens Yorkshire's resources boom
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Recycled water use on the rise in fracking operations
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Interior chief uses industry know-how to defend fracking rules Full Story >>

OETA news report to look at oil and gas tax issue

July 18, 2013

A segment on this week’s “Oklahoma News Report” on OETA public television will look at state tax provisions for the oil and natural gas industry. Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — July 16

July 16, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Murphy praises drilling companies for water
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Crude oil on rails is moving slower
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For oil and gas workers, Pa. hotels learning the drill Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — July 15

July 15, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Oklahoma rig count drops back below 200
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Denton’s proposed HF ban likely to go to voters
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Colorado anti-HF initiative pulled due to lack of support
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Report: Oil companies remain complacent about computer dangers
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Keystone backers want to keep pipeline in the public eye Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — July 12

July 12, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Study: Delaying IDC recovery to result in U.S. production, job loss
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Washington Times column: Fracking is greener than critics claim
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State of Colorado joins trade group in fracking suit against county
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Purestream deploys water-treatment system in shale play Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — July 10

July 10, 2014

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Demand for diesel fuel is expected to grow
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Leaked document shows EU wants a piece of America’s energy boom
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New process can cheaply clean drilling wastewater
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OPEC sees 2015 demand for its crude as least in 6 years Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — July 1

July 01, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Sinopec completes Chesapeake deal
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Energy Secretary Moniz defends safety of HF
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Columnist: Shale boom will not stop with the U.S.
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In Texas shale patch, drillers bring power to the pump Full Story >>

Green energy slaughter: Bird watchers flocking to see rare bird see it killed by wind turbine

July 01, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

Scores of bird watchers flocked to the Outer Hebrides off the western coast of Scotland to see a bird that has been recorded just eight times previously in the United Kingdom in nearly 170 years — only to see it slain by a wind turbine. Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Jan. 8

January 08, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Gov. Fallin relaxes propane transport rules amid shortage
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Retailers plan 13 new CNG stations in region
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Drilling industry could add 44K jobs in Midwest by 2025, report says
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Critics blame Cuomo for NY gas price spike
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API pushing pro-energy agenda in leadup to elections Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Jan. 6

January 06, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• U.S. rig count falls by 6 to 1,751
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China’s largest coal company to learn shale in U.S. deal
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Oil glut stirs debate over U.S. crude exports
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Column: EPA's watchdog covered up the agency's missteps
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The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Jan. 3

January 03, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Natural gas taking coal’s place in power plants
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USDA to stop using sugar purchase program in early 2014
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Key trends impacting natural gas prices in the U.S.
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As U.K.'s 'fuel poverty' rates begin to soar, green policies come under fire
Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Jan. 29

January 29, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Natural gas big winner in Obama SOTU address
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Halliburton honors longtime employee in Oklahoma
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Noble Energy touts use of deep groundwater wells to help oil, ag industries coexist
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3rd CNG-vehicle fueling station opens in W. Va.
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Shale gas changing energy picture: IEA chief economist Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Jan. 27

January 27, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• State rig count rises by one to 187
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Natural gas prices reach four-year high
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Oklahoma drillers look to reuse produced water
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Ohio credits HF for lower heating bills
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The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Jan. 20

January 20, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• State rig count rises by three to 186
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Chesapeake sells stake in Chaparral
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Hydraulic fracturing and water use: California Drought Edition
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European countries anxious to buy U.S. natural gas
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The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Jan. 17

January 17, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Researchers find new way to recycle HF wastewater
• New regulations for oil on rail cars to come in 2015
• U.S. natural gas output seen at record high for 5th year
• Why shale gas won't conquer Britain Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Jan. 13

January 13, 2014
TOPICS: In the news, OIPA

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• U.S. rig count rises by 3 to 1,754
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White House announces new energy review
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UT study: Fayetteville Shale still holds promise
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Did the EPA's inspector general cover up the agency's wrongdoing?
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Total expected to seek shale gas in Britain Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Jan. 10

January 10, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Thanks to HF, natural gas supplies (barely) withstand 'polar vortex' assault
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MoveOn.org funding anti-hydraulic fracturing activists
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Chamber of Commerce joins call to lift ban on US oil exports
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API: U.S. energy policy choices may be crucial this year
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China could double oil, gas production by 2030 Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Feb. 7

February 07, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Photos debunk key anti-HF claim
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Salazar: Science backs safety of hydraulic fracturing
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Debt limit deal will not be tied to Keystone pipeline
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Spike in oil-by-rail fueled by regulatory delays, experts say
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Utica shale play hits milestone with 300 producing wells Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Feb. 5

February 05, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Chesapeake hires former state secretary of environment
• American Energy Partners raises additional $500M for Utica Shale development
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U.S. shale gas revolution rippling to broader economy, report says
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Economist: Shale gas can do more than green energy to combat climate change
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Houston companies predicted to be the big winners under Mexico's energy reform Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Feb. 3

February 03, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• State rig count dips by two to 185
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Keystone XL clears State Dept. hurdle; Obama awaits more reviews
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American Energy builds leading position in Utica Shale
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ONEOK completes spinoff of utility business
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The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Feb. 10

February 10, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• U.S. rig count down 14 to 1,771
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HF firms not to blame for water worries in Texas
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Photos confirm flaming water existed before hydraulic fracturing in 'Gasland' incident
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Oil, gas powering manufacturing growth
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Republican lawmakers divided on oil exports
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The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies Full Story >>

Welcome to the neighborhood: GE to set up shop just up the road from OIPA

December 09, 2013
TOPICS: In the news, OIPA

General Electric Co. has selected a site near downtown Oklahoma City for its planned $110 million global research center. The center will be about half a mile north of the Oklahoma Energy Education Foundation building, home of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board. Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Dec. 9

December 08, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Snow, cold temps slow oil production
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Devon Energy named one of most community-minded companies
• Oklahoma lawmaker promotes state, energy industry in visit to Israel
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Companies want to compress Bakken natural gas for oil field use
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Report: Environmentalists opposing shale gas are making a ‘tragic mistake’
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Baker Hughes: International drilling activity increased in November Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Dec. 5

December 05, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
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Shale boom keeps railroads busy as crude oil shipments rise
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Fracking supporters fire back at ‘woefully misinformed’ celebrities
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TransCanada to start Keystone South deliveries Jan. 3
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Va. congressman wants to slash EPA staff Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Dec. 4

December 04, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• EPA to be 'flexible' on carbon standards
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Ban fracking? Why stop there?
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POLL-U.S. shale to keep lid on oil prices next year
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The next North Dakota: 5 states about to go oil boom Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Dec. 31

December 31, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Pipeline to Gulf Coast to crank up Jan. 22
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Train collision in North Dakota sets oil rail cars ablaze
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EIA: U.S. crude imports drop for 20th straight month
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Shale boom to push pump prices down next year
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Shale operators turn to recycling
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A look at 2013′s biggest energy stories Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Dec. 30

December 30, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Expiring tax credit to drive CNG prices higher
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Pro-gas interests decry NY inaction on fracking
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Permian Basin booms forward
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API notes 23.1% rise in U.S. drilling outlays in 2012
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Drilling in Barnett Shale slows to lowest level in nearly a decade
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The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Dec. 26

December 26, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Norman teachers latest on OERB's gift list
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Post-Baucus energy shuffle could boost Landrieu
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Is methane hydrate the energy source of the future?
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Primary Natural Resources III reaches $336M deal to sell Anadarko Basin acreage
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Britain to launch shale licensing round next summer Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Dec. 23

December 23, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• State drilling rig count remains at 174
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Hydraulic fracturing makes Texas power supply drought resistant
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California taxes oil in many ways
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Mexico enacts law to privatize oil, gas industry
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There shale be energy! World powers embrace HF Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Dec. 16

December 16, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• The curious case of the oil and gas engineer who really wasn’t
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Industry groups criticize Baucus' tax proposal
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U.S. crude export ban may be outdated, but SPR won't change, Moniz says
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The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Dec. 11

December 11, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• New pipelines open up crude loop in North America
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Drivers, heating oil customers to benefit from U.S. hydraulic fracturing oil boom
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Newfield Exploration will spend $170 million on new Eagle Ford wells
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Industry seeks repeal of Renewable Fuel Standard
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Press on with hydraulic fracturing, says U.K. climate change chief Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — Dec. 1

December 01, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Shale success sparks midstream mania for Tulsa energy industry
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New, local technology improves data and efficiency in oil patch
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Column: Fracking is 'greener' than environmentalists want to admit
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U.S. oil producers rise in ranking of world’s largest
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Shift to liquids fails to stem U.S. drillers' natural gas output
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The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — August 9

August 09, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Interior's Jewell visits Bakken oil sites
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The shale revolution’s impact abroad
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Chesapeake drops N.Y. energy leases
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David Letterman's latest stupid celebrity trick: Sowing confusion about hydraulic fracturing Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — August 5

August 05, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• A tribute to pioneer of hydraulic fracturing
• Shale explorers outperforming international oil titans
• Chickasaw Nation upgrades Marietta facility
• Chesapeake reports boost in Marcellus production of more than 40 percent
• Is hydraulic fracturing in New Jersey's future? Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — August 4

August 04, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Oklahoma drilling rig count up by five to 209
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South Korean company pursues U.S. shale gas opportunity
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‘Gasland’ star brings more of the same to California
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U.S. gas production up 1.2% in May on Marcellus, Utica additions
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Enbridge sees new pipeline to U.S. Gulf operating in October
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The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — August 30

August 30, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Texas company forgoes water in hydraulic fracturing
• 'Acidizing' could rival hydraulic fracturing in oil exploration
• CNBC’s Cramer makes the case for hydraulic fracturing
• Texas seismicity “not dangerous,” not due to hydraulic fracturing
• Turning Eagle Ford well water into drinking water Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — August 29

August 29, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• GE poised to make impact in oil industry, Ming says
• New oil and gas chief named at Energy Department
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Working through Tuscaloosa shale’s complexities
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Dallas hearing showcases gap between facts and ‘fractivists’
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Poland’s shale gas hopes buoyed by promising test output Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — August 28

August 28, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• U.S. drilling rig count drops 15 to 1,776
• Devon Energy optimistic about new in-state oil play
• Anadarko to sell Mozambique gas block for $2.64B
• Natural gas-powered vehicles: who's buying?
• Cornell Univ. professor: N.Y. should be natural gas leader
• National independents group sees problems in BLM’s latest proposed HF rule
• Founding father of the shale boom says the best is yet to come
Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — August 26

August 26, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Is the U.S. shale revolution replicable?
• Report: Oil and gas can boost economies and outdoor recreation
• TransCanada says Gulf Coast pipeline more than 90% complete
• N.D. wants 'a better plan' on flaring natural gas
• Colo. oil industry responds to HF ban ballot initiative
• Why sand is the latest front in the war on hydraulic fracturing (yes, sand) Full Story >>

API: BLM HF rule could cost $2.7B per year

August 26, 2013

The American Petroleum Institute submitted comments to the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management criticizing the agency's proposed rule on hydraulic fracturing on federal and Native American lands as costly and providing little or no environmental or safety benefit. Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — August 23

August 23, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Column: No security in higher oil, gas taxes
• Shale, hydraulic fracturing are not the main cause of Texas water shortages
• National Journal sits down with Continental’s Harold Hamm
• Investor T. Boone Pickens more in love with NG than ever
• Midstates Petroleum to add 130 Oklahoma jobs Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — August 22

August 22, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Pennsylvania vies for being No. 2 U.S. gas producer
• How anti-fracking activists deny science
• Jobs in Colorado's oil and gas fields swell to nearly 30,000
• The Democrats’ coming civil war over hydraulic fracturing
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A view from the front lines of the shale boom Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — August 18

August 18, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Oklahoma drilling rig count down by two to 209
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Is re-fracturing the next big trend in the oil patch?
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Return on water investment: Shale leads in jobs, energy
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The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — August 11

August 11, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Oklahoma drilling rig count up by two to 211
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Continental Resources builds two water recycling centers
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EIA: Energy, mining are 11 percent economy in 6 states
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Senate GOP presses Interior to open Atlantic, Arctic to drilling
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Digging deeper into a University of Michigan report on shale gas and manufacturing Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — April 9

April 09, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state and nation:
• Fracking support becomes bipartisan as both parties see economic benefits
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Energy Sec. appointee backs natural gas ‘revolution’
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Oklahoma grandmother arrested in pipeline protest Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — April 7

April 07, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Shale gas boom leaves wind companies seeking more subsidy
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State drilling rig tally rises by five to 193
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Water recycling companies getting a foothold in the Eagle Ford
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Colorado energy group on hydraulic fracturing: 'We just point to the science'
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‘The Boom’: A tale of the Barnett Shale and beyond Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — April 5

April 05, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• Russian execs’ dismissal of U.S. shale boom rings untrue
• Montana fracking boom sparks Keystone pipeline support
• Boulder, Colo., editorial outlines anti-frackers’ hypocrisy
• Dems’ attacks on special energy industry tax breaks reveal … there are no special energy industry tax breaks
Full Story >>

Chicken Challenge

April 30, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

The greatest threat to Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry is diminutive in size, but great in impact.
Standing no more than 17 inches tall and weighing in at just under two pounds, the lesser prairie chicken has become a formidable foe in ensuring exploration and production of oil and natural gas continues unabated in western Oklahoma.
Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — April 28

April 28, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• State rig count gains five to 192
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Surveys on drilling taxes show that framing of issues affects responses
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Low stockpile raises worries over U.S. natural gas supplies
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Rich nations' greenhouse gas emissions fall in 2012, led by U.S
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The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — April 26

April 26, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state and nation:
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 Protester blocks Keystone XL's path in southern Oklahoma
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 Francis Tuttle Technology Center to train CNG technicians
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Harvard's frack disclosure study earns an 'F' Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — April 21

April 21, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• State drilling rig count falls by five to 187 for week
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Oklahoma unemployment rate hits 5-year low
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Kansas oil production jumps; natural gas continues decline
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Forbes cover story on Harold Hamm
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Infographic debunks connection between seismicity and hydraulic fracturing Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — April 2

April 02, 2013
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas news from around the state, nation and world:
• FDR’s grandson to use carbon dioxide to drill in abandoned West Texas limestone
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Va.-based Dominion Resources plans LNG export plant
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Colo.’s Hickenlooper debates anti-fracking county commissioner
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Natural-gas production to grow in Utica shale
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Shale-derived natural gas liquids are essential but overlooked
Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — April 15

April 15, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• State drilling rig tally dips by one
•
Ohio cracks down on hydraulic fracturing over earthquake worries
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EIA says LNG attractive as railroad fuel
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Landrieu, Murkowski ask EIA for detailed look at crude export impacts
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Eagle Ford’s Exports Spur Boom at Port of Corpus Christi Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — April 1

April 01, 2014
TOPICS: In the news

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
• Oklahoma oil industry uses less than 2 percent of state's water
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Eagle Ford and other “tight” oil spots helped U.S. produce 10 percent of global total
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Obama pitches shale gas to Europe seeking to cut imports
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The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies Full Story >>

Newspaper finds good news in gas

December 22, 2009

The Oklahoman, the state's largest newspaper, is on board with promoting natural gas. Full Story >>

Pump prices didn't change driving habits

December 01, 2009
TOPICS: In the news

A year and a half ago, gasoline prices in Oklahoma were pushing $4, and many energy experts said those record prices would put an end to our love affair with the pick-up and SUV. It didn't. Full Story >>

Filmmakers take on cap-and-trade

November 23, 2009

The OIPA's favorite filmmakers are back in the news, this time penning an op-ed criticizing the environmental hysteria aimed and oil and gas. Full Story >>

L.A. oil

November 23, 2009

Oil flows beneath Los Angeles, but few people realize how close they are to the urban drilling. Full Story >>

Moran biography available

November 16, 2009
TOPICS: OIPA, In the news

The life of OIPA board member Melvin Moran is the subject of a new book. Full Story >>

Bartlett to be Tulsa mayor

November 11, 2009
TOPICS: In the news, OIPA

OIPA board member Dewey Bartlett will be Tulsa's next mayor after defeating Tom Adelson in Tuesday's election. Full Story >>

Petrohawk has power

November 04, 2009
TOPICS: In the news

Arthur Berman, the Sugar Land, Texas, consultant who made headlines when he said production from shale plays may not be the long-term answer to the country's energy woes, is out of a job at World Oil Magazine, and he claims it was pressure from Petrohawk Energy that ended his tenure as a contributing writer. Full Story >>

Energy opinions offered

October 19, 2009

In The Oklahoman's editorial pages, a pair of energy experts weighed in on the issues facing the state's oil and natural gas producers. Full Story >>

Filmmaker confronts Gore

October 12, 2009

Phelim McAleer, one of the two Irish filmmakers who served as the keynote speakers at the OIPA's 2009 Annual Meeting, got his chance to question former Vice President Al Gore on Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." It didn't go so well. Full Story >>

Cramer: Bet on natural gas

October 08, 2009

CNBC's "Mad Money" man Jim Cramer says King Coal is in store for a let down, and natural gas is waiting in the wings to take its place as America's fuel source of choice. Full Story >>

Oil industry gets new 'villian'

October 02, 2009
TOPICS: In the news

There's a new villian in the oil patch and America is watching. Full Story >>

CNBC to air film about natural gas

November 23, 2010

Gasland isn't the only documentary focusing on natural gas production. At 8 p.m. tonight, CNBC will air Haynesville, a documentary that tracks the lives of three people affected by the big Haynesville Shale natural gas field in Louisiana and East Texas. Full Story >>

Producers question costs of EPA rule

November 12, 2010
TOPICS: EPA, In the news

The EPA's new air quality regulations for the oil and gas industry take affect in January, and independent producers across the state, including the OIPA, say the new rules will be costly to the oil and gas industry and put some marginal wells at risk. Full Story >>

Welcome to Boomtown

November 01, 2011
TOPICS: In the news

The debut of NBC newsmagazine Rock Center with Brian Williams featureda  well-known face in Oklahoma's oil and natural gas industry. Full Story >>

Continental makes Forbes' list of top small companies

October 27, 2010
TOPICS: In the news

Enid's Continental Resources, headed by former OIPA Chairman Harold Hamm, has been named one of the best small businesses in the country. Full Story >>

Chevron launches new ad campaign, gets lampooned

October 19, 2010
TOPICS: In the news

Chevron launched its "We Agree" advertising campaign Monday, which addresses criticisms of the oil and natural gas industry. But it was a spoof news release from environmentalists about the commercials that made the biggest splash. Full Story >>

U.S. drillers helped save Chilean miners

October 15, 2010
TOPICS: In the news

When 33 Chilean miners were pulled from 2,000 feet underground, they had U.S. drillers to thank for their rescue. Full Story >>

McDougall makes pledge to TU engineering program

October 14, 2010
TOPICS: In the news, OIPA

OIPA Executive Committee member and Wildcatters Club President Jeff McDougall has pledged $7.5 million to his alma mater. A 1984 Tulsa University graduate, McDougall's donation will be used by the university's petroleum engineering program to build the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering. Full Story >>

Tulsa company gets grant for EOR

September 28, 2010
TOPICS: In the news

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced a Tulsa company will get $1.2 million in federal funding to develop CO2 injection technology in the oilfield. Full Story >>

API plans rallies for energy industry

August 18, 2010
TOPICS: In the news

A leading oil industry trade association will host gatherings around the country early next month to rally opposition to proposed energy legislation that the group says would hamper U.S. economic recovery and cost jobs. Full Story >>

HBO to air natural gas film

June 20, 2010

An award-winning film that takes on natural gas drilling will air on HBO tonight. Full Story >>

Environmentalists cash in on Gulf spill

June 14, 2010
TOPICS: In the news

The spreading oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has environmentalists turning the tragedy into opportunity. Full Story >>

Chesapeake gets Outside support

May 06, 2010
TOPICS: In the news

Outside, a magazine devoted to the people and politics of outdoor recreation, named Chesapeake Energy one of its 50 Best Places to Work. Full Story >>

An idea for Oklahoma to steal

March 21, 2011
TOPICS: In the news

Weld County, Colo., officials have unanimously approved plans for construction of an energy park that will focus on natural gas development and renewable-energy research. Full Story >>

Halliburton says no merger necessary

March 11, 2010
TOPICS: In the news

After watching its two largest competitors grow through mergers, Halliburton says it has no plans to make a major acquisition. Full Story >>

Even the environmentalists are catching on

February 03, 2011
TOPICS: In the news

You know how we keep saying a strong oil and natural gas industry benefits the economy. Other people are catching on, including the environmentalists. Full Story >>



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